Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Sen. Marco Rubio addresses U.S. policies on Cuba, migration

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      Buried amid widespread calls that the young migrants fleeing to the southern U.S. border be returned home is a question of fairness with a strong Florida connection: If Cubans who flee their country are welcomed, why aren't those escaping gang violence and drug trafficking?

    2. Sen. Marco Rubio wants to 'wind down' program for immigrant youth


      WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday called for an end to President Barack Obama's program that grants legal status to immigrant youth brought to the United States by their parents.

      Sen. Marco Rubio is eyeing a run for president in 2016.
    3. The Buzz for July 23: Rubio suggests Clinton too old

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      Marco Rubio, 43, found a way to call Hillary Rodham Clinton, 66, old without calling her old.

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    4. Marco Rubio's pitch for middle class suggests 2016 platform

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      WASHINGTON — If Sen. Marco Rubio runs for president in 2016, it will be possible to look back to a packed room a few blocks from the Capitol on Wednesday as the birthplace of his platform.

      Sen. Marco Rubio poses with a young woman who attended his speech Wednesday at the Washington campus of Hillsdale College, a conservative school based in Michigan. His speech was titled "Finding Economic Security on an Insecure Time." ALEX LEARY | Times
    5. Democratic operatives train eyes, cameras on Rick Scott's every move


      WASHINGTON — Everywhere Florida Gov. Rick Scott goes, they go.

      An American Bridge staffer reviews a video of Gov. Rick Scott facing reporters in Miami in April.
    6. Sen. Marco Rubio: Feds should end Bright Futures investigation

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      TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Marco Rubio is asking the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to end its inquiry into Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program.

    7. Attacked for position on climate change, Marco Rubio explains himself

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      Marco Rubio denies being a climate-change denier. But the Florida senator isn't a believer, either.

      Call him a skeptic. For now.

    8. Rubio: Open Congress' retirement to all workers


      WASHINGTON — Younger workers would face higher retirement ages and wealthier Americans would see their Social Security paychecks trail their less-affluent neighbors under a plan proposed Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

      “The Social Security trust fund is drying up,” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday in Washington. The Florida Republican said the safety net for retirees will run into debt in 2033 if changes are not made. “This is not a scare tactic.  . . . It is a mathematical certainty if things remain unchanged.” He’s shown taking his seat at a luncheon at the National Press Club.
    9. Marco Rubio's first trip to New Hampshire ended, hilariously, in disaster

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      Sen. Marco Rubio's trip to New Hampshire on Friday was a leap from his first visit to the state, when he thought his political career had ended.

    10. Sen. Marco Rubio tests presidential hype in New Hampshire


      NEW CASTLE, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio tore into a dinner roll, clapping politely between determined bites as a man at the podium introduced political candidates in the room. He was hungry after a day of fundraising and interviews with local reporters.

      U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida speaks to more than 300 fellow Republicans at a dinner Friday in New Castle, N.H.